That Doom cover is amazing.
Probably when Spider-Man was cowering from Sandman, and then he went back out there and tried again. I think that impressed me. Here was a character that didn't have the typical heroic persona, but had to work at it.
Visited NY and DC and saw Spider-Man Turn off the Dark.
I may be the only person who likes Cyclops largely because of UXM#201 and X-Factor#1. Seeing a superhero's marriage come apart like that was fascinating to me as a child. I had never seen comics handle a subject matter like that or seen a superhero that flawed and messed up.
Brubaker's first arc on Daredevil. I had never really read the character before. After that I went back and have read as much of him as I can.
Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #175, several issues from X-Men (vol. 2) particularly #1-7 and #42-44, X-Men : God Loves, Man Kills, The Dark Phoenix Saga, and Whedon's Astonishing X-Men run all contain some of my favorite Cyke moments and are what made me a fan of his.
I like it when that Hawkedguy person kicks wheel chairs into live traffic and saves dogs from gangsters. He is also very good at hooking up blu ray players to televisions. Sometimes that bro teaches people how to respect his boomerang arrow and eats stale shitty pizza. Hawked guy is a true bro.
I never read Daredevil as a kid but i started reading comics regularly in the 90s and DD wasn't as popular as Spidey or the X-men. I started reading DD after the Ben Affleck movie came out.
The issue that made me really love the character was when i read Daredevil #7 in the essential collection. He fought the Submariner and of course got his ass kicked but Namor had to respect that he had the balls to even challenge him. An issue similar to this that I also loved was Daredevil #163 where the Hulk went on a rampage and DD challenged him and nearly got beat to death. These issues showed why Daredevil is the man without fear when he goes after guys that he has no chance in hell of beating.
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Most of these don't have particular moments, but i'll at least try some sort of explanation:
Spidey - First comic I ever read. He was just so damn cool.
Venom - What can I say? He was a monster version of Spidey, that shit was awesome!
Gambit - He spoke just like my Great Grandpa. Hooray nostalgia!
Rogue - She spoke just like my Grandma. Nostalgia, again.
Dr. Doom - He was the most metal-looking guy in comics. Like that Quiet Riot album cover.
MARVEL: SuSM, AvengingSM, Venom, ScarletSpider, UncannyAvengers, Thunderbolts, WaTXM, Deadpool, DC: Batman, Suicide Squad, BeforeWatchmen, IMAGE: WalkingDead, DARKHORSE: StarWars
I have a couple of favourite characters, and I read a lot of comics out of order, but these are the times I remember being absolutely sure that I loved the characters.
Hawkeye - Seeing Clint sacrifice himself when his quiver caught fire in Avengers Disassembled made me much more interested in his character than I had been until then. Until then he was kind of interesting, but not hugely.
Mockingbird - One of the first things I read with her in it was when she was fighting in Fear Itself, enjoying being alive and testing out her new abilities. I ended up going back and looking up alll the things she'd been in and she's now my favourite character.
Hawkeye (the other one) - Kate fighting back at the wedding, then wanting to find the Young Avengers afterwards.
The moment Moon Knight cut off Bushman's face with his crescent dart was the moment I knew Moon Knight wasn't a Batman ripoff, he was a Joker ripoff in a Batman-esque costume. That idea gave me a gigantic chubby and I have had a rock solid chub for Moon Knight ever since....2006 I believe. Charlie Huston was the writer with D. Finch doing the drawing. The BMB came along and took an unhealthy dump on MK. I refuse to acknowledge his run as canon and just consider it a "What-if" storyline.
Iron Man takes on Namor and the Hulk... and for a brief moment, he plants them both.
This wasn't one of those shitty What If stories where the flavor of the month character conquers the Marvel Universe. It was a great homage to the Silver Age, and it didn't gloss over Iron Man's flaws. His own pride gets him into trouble throughout the story, but his courage and ingenuity are on full display.
This was the moment I decided that I was an Iron Man fan.
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My love for Marvel characters started with the 60's cartoons.
I remember loving Fantastic Four and Amazing Spider-Man on Saturday mornings and
then flipped when I saw Captain America and Hulk and Ironman and Thor and
Sub-Mariner on a local channel during a week night.
I already knew about Superman and Archie and Richie Rich comics, but had no
idea there was Marvel Comics
I remember going to the barber shop and seeing a coverless Thor comic.
My thought was "The cartoons are in comics". It did not surprise me,
I guess because back then even Flintstones had comics and Charlton
was putting out the bagged sets of comics sold in super markets that
had comics based on T V Shows.
It was 1972, that I first started to buy my own comics (I was 11)
I had $1.00 and saw Amazing Spider-Man #115, Captain America #155,
Invincible Ironman #55, Fantastic Four #129, and Incredible Hulk #158
and purchased them. (without question, that was the best purchase I ever made with a dollar).
Loved....... loved every panel in every comic. I re-read all of them many times and
over the next few years would buy a few more Marvel comics each month (and re-read them many times).